Continuing their quest in search of the Keys to Time. The Doctor, Romana and K-9 travel to the cold planet "Calufrax" in search of the second segment to the Key to Time. But the TARDIS accidentally lands on the planet Zanak, which is ruled by the robotic space pirate The Captain. Only to discover Zanak can travel across the galaxy and nobody on Zanak, isn't who they appear to be. Written by
Did You Know?
This is one of the few serials in the original run of the series never to have been novelized through publisher Target Books. Target approached author Douglas Adams
on several occasions, but Adams (by then a bestselling author) was unwilling to work for the modest advance Target was offering to pay; Target, for their part, were unwilling to offer Adams a higher advance, for fear that other authors would demand more. Adams also refused to allow Target to have another author adapt his story. Adams also penned "Doctor Who: City of Death: Part One
(1979)" and the uncompleted serial "Shada", neither of which have been novelized for the same reasons. See more
The psychic interference transmitter, sir. There seems to be something counter-jamming it.
What? We dematerialize in three minutes!
[activates P.A. system
All guards on alert! Someone is using a counter-jamming frequency projector! Find it and destroy it immediately!
Captain, do you suppose any of the guards know what a counter-jamming frequency projector looks like?
[the Captain considers for a moment, then into the P.A.: